Things have been pretty busy around here lately. We're getting ready to move into a bigger house that will have a dedicated homeschooling room AND my own sewing/craft room. I'm sooooo excited! We spent weeks meeting with mortgage lenders, viewing houses with our agent, getting homeowners insurance set up, etc. We've also been getting our … Continue reading Selfless Sewing: Post-Surgical Mastectomy Camisole
I haven't been blogging, or even really sewing, much lately. I've been in a bit of a rut with the winter doldrums. The first signs of spring are finally here and Sweet Pea is back to being able to spend afternoons playing in the backyard with our dog, whose name recently had 'Lady' added in … Continue reading I Made It Mine!
One day my little Sweet Pea will cringe at the idea of wearing the same shirt as her Mommy but fortunately we aren't there yet. For now I get to use up some scraps and create adorable outfits. Several weeks ago I made a Sinclair Patterns Sofia Sweater that Sweet Pea loved because the fabric … Continue reading Mommy and Me Shawl Collar Sweaters for the Holidays
FInding perfect fitting RTW pants at the store can be next to impossible. Sewing your own pants seems even more intimidating. All of our bodies are so different and there are so many potential alterations to make. Where the heck do you start???? 1) Read about fitting. 2) Make a muslin (or two or three). … Continue reading How Do You Get Pants to Fit Right????
I love fall!!! Pumpkins. Colorful leaves. Football. Sweaters. Unfortunately I live in the south and cooler weather is still a long ways off, but a girl can dream... Maybe I'm crazy but I've started on my fall sewing even though it's still in the upper 80s (30+C in other parts of the world) here. My … Continue reading Getting Ready For Fall
I haven't been much of a dress person in the past and have always been infinitely more comfortable in a pair of jeans. I still am, especially when I'm doing "mom things", but I've discovered that it's nice to put on a dress for an evening out with my husband and pretend that I don't … Continue reading I Guess I Like Dresses Now…
When I first saw Ti's blog theme for July I figured I would sit this one out. First of all I'm not much of a dress person to begin with. More importantly I was scared. Women's dresses are *very* intimidating! That's when I realized I should view this as a challenge and face my fear … Continue reading Dress Up This Town! Designer Stitch Charlie Dress